Springtime in Dingle, Kerry Ireland. 24 × 60″ Pastel on foam board prepared with rust colored Art Spectrum sanded pastel medium. From the “Into the Mystic” series.

Original work is sold.

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beach, blue, clouds, grey, ireland, pastel, sky, tide

I specialize in figurative charcoal drawing. My work was recently shown and sold at the Saatchi Gallery in London. Current works delve into the realm of symbolism and magic realism.
All of my drawings are meant to be noble representations of individual subjects, and also bring together a wealth of influences, recognition of art history and myth and a contemporary attitude to create images that are of the moment, but hopefully will also remain relevant in the future.

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  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherabout 7 years ago

    can almost hear the water

  • James Kelliher
    James Kelliherabout 7 years ago

    Very impressive Alice. Are these oil pastels?

  • Alice McMahon
    Alice McMahonabout 7 years ago

    Thanks much James and Sean! Soft pastels.

  • Carson Collins
    Carson Collinsabout 7 years ago

    Very nice treatment of the water in the foreground. Also I love the lavender/brown vs blue/green you’ve used for the ocean.

  • richiedean
    richiedeanabout 7 years ago

    Love the sky Alice :))

  • AineMacAodha
    AineMacAodhaabout 7 years ago

    This is one of my favourites in your collection, just brilliant.

  • naiwoo
    naiwooalmost 7 years ago

    This is really good, God your talented, The water looks amazing.

  • Thanks so much! This one sold first time out. Darn! I wanted to keep it a while. My fav spot in Ireland. I showed it in an antique frame.

    – Alice McMahon

  • Gilly1
    Gilly1about 6 years ago

    This is stunning! You have a beautiful technique!!

  • faustomaxia
    faustomaxiaabout 6 years ago

    This is where my spirit wake up!

  • Honored and touched by the fave Fausto! Your work is so incredible. It is a beautiful spot – one of the most beautiful I have seen on earth.


    – Alice McMahon

  • Syd Baker
    Syd Bakerabout 6 years ago

    Wow, Alice, I’m remembering the only time I went to Hawaii, I painted small 8×10 watercolors on different beaches, and was mystified how to paint waves in motion… finally got an understanding but they just won’t stand still. and I had no camera to help. I just love the little details that make that water look so wet!

  • Hi syd, just noticed this great comment – thank you! I honestly do not do plein air well. I could try more often I guess. This was done strictly from a photo – and it really wasn’t a good photo. It went really quickly to, allof a sudden I stepped back and said, wow! I like that, and it’s about done! A few final touches, and that was that. It’s a fairly large piece, 24 × 60″ and remains one of my personal faves. (see my re to Kate below)

    I admire you for trying to lasso the waves – and Hawaii?! Someday…

    – Alice McMahon

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